Ideas and views from across the left
Adrian Weir, 3 May 2016
Whether Britain votes to leave or remain in the EU, we will need to maintain the campaign against TTIP and other free trade agreements.
Faiza Shaheen, 27 Apr 2016
The recent slowdown in UK economic growth is just the latest demonstration of a deeply troubled economy.
Faiza Shaheen, 24 Apr 2016
The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List is out and the general trend is the same - the rich are getting richer, to the tune of £28.5 billion in the last year, or nearly £78 million a day.
Silkie Cragg, Hannah Reed, 20 Apr 2016
Government U-turn on the proposal to stop payroll collection of subscriptions is a major victory for trade unions.
Professor Tracy Shildrick, 19 Apr 2016
The Panama Papers are not just a story about the immoral and illegal financial behaviours of the wealthy, it is also a story of the near certain perpetuation of social class inequality across generations.
Professor Andrew Cumbers, 15 Apr 2016
New research project launched to investigate the issue of economic democracy and create a global index of economic democracy that can develop a set of comparative indicators about levels of democracy and public participation in the economy.
Kevin Gulliver, 12 Apr 2016
David Cameron’s tax affairs controversy has propelled the state of UK inequality into the centre of political debate. While the Prime Minister’s ‘tax planning’ may be legal, it taints claims that ‘we are all in it together’. It is the poor who have borne the burden of austerity, while the rich have their tax havens.
Faiza Shaheen, 8 Apr 2016
The issues uncovered by the Panama Papers are a symptom of our wealth and income inequality.
It’s time to halt the UK’s great public asset boot sale and build Britain’s first social wealth fund
Stewart Lansley, 4 Apr 2016
Stewart Lansley explains the theme of his new book which argues for Britain's first social wealth fund.
Faiza Shaheen, 1 Apr 2016
Inequality is bad for economy and bad for society. Let's not allow a rise in the national minimum wage to take our eye off the real prize - better distribution of profits.
Jenny Rouse, Professor Prem Sikka, Jo Michell, 16 Mar 2016
Our panel give their reaction to today's budget
Faiza Shaheen, 16 Mar 2016
Class director Faiza Shaheen looks to the announcements ahead
Ellie O’Hagan, Dulcie Fairhurst, 12 Mar 2016
Staff at Class pay tribute to the great thinker.
Professor Prem Sikka, 9 Mar 2016
How to tame corporations and bring them under democratic control is the question behind many a headline scandal. Corporations enjoy too many privileges and rights and too little responsibility and public accountability.
Faiza Shaheen, 8 Mar 2016
Women are still not equal to men, but the nature of that inequality is changing. Director Faiza Shaheen looks at the issues that need to be addressed.
Faiza Shaheen, 25 Feb 2016
Our new director, Faiza Shaheen, outlines her priorities for Class in the coming year.
Geoff Tily, 18 Feb 2016
Figures suggest wages will not reach their 2007 peak until 2018. Working people are paying a high price indeed.
Florence Bates, 4 Feb 2016
Nearly half of BAME people have degrees, but that doesn't mean they are treated fairly in the workplace.
Ellie O’Hagan, 3 Feb 2016
A new report by the Equality Trust finds that Britain’s poorest working parents lose more of their earnings through taxes and social security withdrawal than the richest 1 per cent.
Ellen Broome, 29 Jan 2016
The new approach would abolish income measures of poverty. Income is at the heart of child poverty as it is a key influence on children’s development and opportunities.